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Category Archives: Science - Page 2

Astronomy Club Observation Evening

Written on February 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm, by

Wednesday 30th January was our first astronomy club observation evening. The weathermen promised clear skies, and true to form it was a fairly cloudy evening for the dozen hardened scientific observers. However, hot chocolate (thanks to Sophie Beart 11Y) warmed everyone up and through the gaps in the clouds, we did manage to see the cloud  Continue Reading »

HOHS biologist is cutting it

Written on November 22, 2012 at 10:26 am, by

On Monday, our AS biology class took a more hands-on approach to studying the lungs. Jess Warner carefully dissected two sets of lungs and a heart. She looked at the different vessels involved, including the windpipe, oesophagus and arteries, and compared the different tissue types; lungs, heart, liver and even tongue! Jess was surprised by different  Continue Reading »

Tweet us and Like us!

Written on November 19, 2012 at 11:13 am, by

You may or may not be aware that Hethersett Old Hall School has a busy presence on Facebook and Twitter. Why not ‘Like us’ on Facebook,, and get updates on everything that happens at our school. Find us here.   We’re also active on Twitter, Do follow us at @HOHS_tweets and comment on and retweet all the fantastic things  Continue Reading »

Meet the Weather Girls!

Written on November 19, 2012 at 10:10 am, by

Our Year 8 pupils are currently studying weather as part of their geography studies. Last week they became weather girls and produced forecasts which were informative and great fun. Mrs Grove        

Ready for Zombie Attack!

Written on November 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm, by

This week, Joy and Danielle, two of our sixth form scientists, once again attended the Norwich Science Cafe. The topic for this month was how to prepare for a zombie epidemic delivered by Dr Tristan Bunn from BBSRC. Issues such as how diseases spread, should quarantine be used? and likely zombie causing pathogens were all  Continue Reading »

HOHS biologists create DNA models

Written on November 14, 2012 at 10:38 am, by

Miss Mann’s Year 11 biologists were set the challenging of creating there own models of DNA from animals like chimpanzees, monarch butterflies, grizzly bears and elephants. The girls got inventive and made DNA from crisps, shells, beads and even electrical wire. Amber Batten’s (11M) brilliant 3D wired elephant DNA earned her a commendation for the  Continue Reading »

HOHS A Level scientists make drugs

Written on November 14, 2012 at 10:13 am, by

Seven of our sixth form applied science AS students made aspirin last week during their investigation. They will test its purity against a commercial aspirin when their aspirin crystals are formed.